One Old Ambulance Soviet Retro Car Restored

One Old Ambulance Soviet Retro Car Restored

One guy in Ukraine had a dream to find the old and very rare Soviet GAZ-13 “Chaika” (or “Seagull”) luxury car which was used (very rarely!) as an ambulance. He spent lot of time searching for a car, as their pretty much rare to buy. Finally het got one and started the repair works. See what he got as a result:

One Old Ambulance Soviet Retro Car Restored

I think not many people would argue that  this is a pretty much awesome example of Soviet design which still looks pretty cool.

One Old Ambulance Soviet Retro Car Restored

One Old Ambulance Soviet Retro Car Restored

They say that only 20 (!) such cars were built for ambulances and only a few of them, including this one still are intact.

One Old Ambulance Soviet Retro Car Restored

It was considered to be ultra-luxury in Soviet times and so the engines were used mega powerful V8s with 5.5 liters. Compared to the mass production VAZ LADA cars with 0.8 liter small 4 cylinder engines it was pretty huge and monstrous! One Old Ambulance Soviet Retro Car Restored

One Old Ambulance Soviet Retro Car Restored

A few old photos of the same car.

One Old Ambulance Soviet Retro Car Restored

One Old Ambulance Soviet Retro Car Restored

One Old Ambulance Soviet Retro Car Restored

One Old Ambulance Soviet Retro Car Restored

One Old Ambulance Soviet Retro Car Restored

One Old Ambulance Soviet Retro Car Restored

One Old Ambulance Soviet Retro Car Restored

One Old Ambulance Soviet Retro Car Restored

One Old Ambulance Soviet Retro Car Restored

One Old Ambulance Soviet Retro Car Restored

7 thoughts on “One Old Ambulance Soviet Retro Car Restored”

    • Actually it was made as ambulance for elderly party bosses. It was secret so it has no medical markings. Soviet leaders were hearsed on military vehicles. Only 2 GAZ-13 were made as hearse for Vietnamese comrades.

    • it is Soviet designed car, only inspired with Packard, i watch documentary on youtube about GAZ factory, and they showed this model, and compare it with simmilar Packard model. Dimensions, mechanics, and interrior are very different !

    • Actually 0.8l is correct for compact city car VAZ-1111 Oka. It had basic 0.65l 2 cylinder engine, a half of regular 1.3l 4 cylinder engine. Also it had 0.75l and 1.0l engines.

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